Jean Welles Worship Guitar Class

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I gave our kids the option to participate in the worship guitar class if they wished.  Matthew (10) was the only one who initially wanted to try.  However after a few lessons, when our older girls Kaitlin (12) and Amber (13) saw that he was able to play a few worship songs all on his own, they decided that they were interested after all.  🙂

Jean Welles Worship Guitar Class enables you or your children (10 and up) to learn to play worship music at home.  Worship Guitar is a series of four DVD’s that build upon each other and teach the student in a progressive manner to play worship songs.  Our family was given a copy of the first DVD in order to write this review.

The DVD begins with introducing the parts of the guitar and some basics of strumming and holding the guitar.  In each of the 7 subsequent lessons the child learns one to two new chords and/or a new strumming pattern and by the end of each lesson they are able to play a new song.

The lessons build upon each other using the chords and strumming patterns learned in previous lessons to play more and more complex songs.  Everything is clearly explained and shown on the DVD so the kids were able to learn to play simply and easily.  You may view an excerpt of the first lesson here.

Our children had great success with this program.  They were motivated and able to learn on their own and enjoyed practicing the songs that the DVD’s introduced.  They especially enjoyed being able to play while others were singing.

Jean Welles also offers a Worship Guitar Class for Kids ages 5-9.

Now the great news.  You do not need to take my word about Jean Welles Worship Guitar Class.  One reader will win one of the Jean Welles DVDs.  The winner will be able to choose either the first DVD in the Worship Guitar series ($24.95) or the Worship Guitar Class for Kids ($29.95).

To enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me which level of guitar class you would choose.

Extra entries:

  • One extra entry each day that you tweet about this giveaway including a link back to this post.
  • Three extra entries for posting and linking back to this giveaway.

Please leave an additional comment for each of your entries.

This giveaway will end at midnight on Tuesday, February 16 and is open world wide.

Our family was given a copy of the Worship Guitar Class Vol. 1 in return for using it and writing this review.  All opinions expressed are my own and I was not otherwise compensated.

This post is included in the Homeschool Curriculum Review Roundup.

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87 Responses to Jean Welles Worship Guitar Class
  1. Bekki
    February 12, 2010 | 9:56 am

    What a fun way to learn an instrument! My oldest is 8 so the younger level would work for us!

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  2. Celee
    February 12, 2010 | 10:03 am

    I have a post up today on worship and show some pics of my husband playing the guitar in our family worship. It’s kind of funny because when we met he was leading worship in the college/career SS class we were part of. I had been playing the guitar for a few years and that gave us something in common. We don’t have a worship band at church, but sing mostly hymns with Psalms and accompanied by the piano. When we do worship at home we’ve been teaching our kids hymns and we sing them without instruments. I asked him one time recently why he never gets out his guitar for our time of worship at home, so he started doing it. The kids love it and my oldest son who is 10 would probably love to learn. He already takes piano and has an interest in music. My husband never had music lessons. He’s one of those freaks of nature that can just play any musical instrument. He just figures them out. Anyway, I’m really glad that he’s playing his guitar for us during family worship now. He’s learning to accompany hymns, too.

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  3. Christina monclova
    February 12, 2010 | 10:12 am

    Would love this for my oldest daughter!!
    Thanks for a chance to win:)

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  4. Tania @ Larger Family Life
    February 12, 2010 | 10:18 am

    My kids would love this! I’d choose the Worship Guitar Class for Kids.

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  5. MomStarr
    February 12, 2010 | 10:24 am

    My oldest son got a guitar for Christmas and we would love something like this to help him along. He already likes to play on the piano some simple songs for our family worship but really wants to learn the guitar. I think that first DVD sounds perfect.

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  6. Alene
    February 12, 2010 | 10:28 am

    My still-home kids are 10, 11, 12, and 14, so I would take the older version. Music has always been important in our home, but 2 of this batch have not yet found their musical niche. This might be a real blessing for one or both of them!

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  7. Nicki
    February 12, 2010 | 10:46 am

    We would love to win this! My girls play piano now, but we’d love to have a multi-instrumental family for worship time. I think we’d like the one for kids (9 and 13).

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  8. Nicki
    February 12, 2010 | 10:51 am
  9. Nicki
    February 12, 2010 | 10:52 am

    Entry #2 for blogging about it. (I’m not on Twitter)

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  10. Nicki
    February 12, 2010 | 10:53 am

    Entry #3. Does Facebook count? : )

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Sorry, per Facebook regulations, I can’t give you entries for posting on Facebook.

    You could post about it just because you like me though. 😉

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  11. CookieMonsterKatrina
    February 12, 2010 | 11:05 am

    Althought the regular course sounds great, I think I would go by the age recommendation and get the Kids one for my five year old. He is very anxious to learn to play the guitar. I’ve been eyeing this video series. I would love to win one!

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  12. JenT
    February 12, 2010 | 11:07 am

    I would love the first dvd for our oldest 3. They are wanting to learn guitar, but we don’t have a good program or know any teachers. We have the guitars, we just need the teaching! lol

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  13. Heather
    February 12, 2010 | 11:29 am

    The older one sounds great for us!

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  14. Liberty Davidson
    February 12, 2010 | 11:51 am

    These would be great for a friend of mine! I am entering to win volume one in the regular Worship Guitar series.

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  15. Heidi
    February 12, 2010 | 11:52 am

    The guitar class for kids would be best for our age children! Thanks so much for hosting this!

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  16. Kari Davidson
    February 12, 2010 | 11:57 am

    I would love to win these for my teenage daughter. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win this.

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    Kari Davidson Reply:

    I meant to say that I would like Volume 1 Worship Guitar series. The Kids set would not be appropriate for my daughter. Thanks again, Kari

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  17. Walker
    February 12, 2010 | 12:26 pm

    My husband just bought a guitar and has never played before. He’d love the adult version! Thanks for your review!

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  18. Amanda Sikes
    February 12, 2010 | 12:28 pm

    I am trying to win this for my sister who is learning to play. So I would ask for the first DVD in the worship guitar series.

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  19. Amanda Sikes
    February 12, 2010 | 12:31 pm

    http://twitter.com/RaisingOlives/status/9013135734 I retweeted this at ourheartandhome

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  20. Julie S
    February 12, 2010 | 12:33 pm

    I would love this for my son! I’d choose Worship for Kids. Thanks.

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  21. Tiffany
    February 12, 2010 | 12:39 pm

    I would love to have the Worship Guitar Class for Kids ages 5-9!

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  22. Tina
    February 12, 2010 | 12:49 pm

    Would love to have a copy for my family. I’d probably choose the first DVD in the series since I still have young children that haven’t learned to play yet. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  23. Tina
    February 12, 2010 | 12:55 pm

    I tweeted about this giveaway at http://twitter.com/merlimom.

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  24. Bonni
    February 12, 2010 | 12:55 pm

    Each of our children are allowed to select a second musical instrument when they are in 5th grade and our son JUST picked the guitar! We would pick the Worship Guitar series. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  25. Shannon
    February 12, 2010 | 1:28 pm

    I’ve looked at these before and just couldn’t decide to go ahead and buy them. I keep thinking this would be cheaper than paying for individual lessons. We’d love to try the Worship Guitar series. Thanks so much!

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  26. Michael
    February 12, 2010 | 1:34 pm

    Comment.

    Was I supposed to write something clever? We’re fresh out of clever today 😛

    The majority of the kids are under 10 (5 outta 7). So I lean that way 🙂

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  27. Michael
    February 12, 2010 | 1:37 pm

    Extra Credit Entry (Day 1):

    http://twitter.com/michaelriecken

    I should really tweet more.

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  28. Kimberly B
    February 12, 2010 | 2:08 pm

    I would love this for my youngest 9 yrs old mainly because her older sisters all playinstruments already and she really wants to play Violin and guitar is very close we even have a small guitar just for her. lol I think god planned for me to see this today. I would need the one for kids.

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  29. Mistee
    February 12, 2010 | 2:27 pm

    My 6 year old son has been asking for a guitar (and we have someone more experienced watching for one for us), so it would be wonderful if we could win the younger version. Thank you!

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  30. Melinda
    February 12, 2010 | 2:35 pm

    I would pick the older version since my three oldest would love to learn guitar.

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  31. Sheila
    February 12, 2010 | 2:51 pm

    Even though my daughter is 9, I think I would go for the older lesson. She would love it!

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  32. Stephanie
    February 12, 2010 | 2:58 pm

    I would LOVE the DVD for kids. My oldest is only 5 but we al LOVE music. And learning to paly worship songs that we all could enjoy? What could be better?

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  33. RG
    February 12, 2010 | 3:35 pm

    My kiddos want to start guitar. I think the lower level would work best for us. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  34. Renee
    February 12, 2010 | 4:02 pm

    I would love to win this. My son is already playing around with the Guitar like his daddy. However my husband did not grow up a christian and so doesnt know how to play worship music. It would be great for my husband and son to learn to play together and so we could all sing together at devotions. The first DVD in the Worship Guitar series would work great for us. Thanks
    God bless

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  35. Meagan Lindberg
    February 12, 2010 | 4:02 pm

    Forget the kids, I have always wanted to learn the guitar! Am I old enough for the 10 and up group???? Maybe I better stick with the youngster group since I am so young at heart 🙂

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    🙂

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  36. Anita Chamblee
    February 12, 2010 | 5:02 pm

    My children have been picking at the guitars around here. It would be helpful if they had some instruction! Piano, violins and wind instruments we can handle “in -house”, but we need some help with guitar. We would need the older version, please.

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  37. Ruth
    February 12, 2010 | 7:32 pm

    Love this idea!!! I would love either – but particularly the younger version as most of my kids fit that category. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  38. Jennifer Sikora
    February 12, 2010 | 7:37 pm

    I would love to win the first dvd in the series. I want to learn how to play so badly!

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  39. Kelly Maine
    February 12, 2010 | 10:21 pm

    Hi!

    I would pick the Worship for Guitar,
    vol. 1… then, I would pick the one for kids (since some are older and some are younger…)!

    Thanks!

    Blessings – Kelly

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  40. Robin Butler
    February 13, 2010 | 12:08 am

    I have a husband and sons who would be all over learning the guitar. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  41. Donna Christianson
    February 13, 2010 | 12:54 pm

    I would need Vol 1 of the Worship Guitar series. I am starting at the very beginning and need to learn the basics, so Vol 1 it is. Thanks for posting this and for the opportunity.

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  42. Linda
    February 13, 2010 | 1:36 pm

    My son would love this! He would need Level one. Thanks for the chance to win one!

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  43. Linda
    February 13, 2010 | 1:36 pm

    I tweeted this today!
    @LindasLunacy

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  44. Linda
    February 13, 2010 | 1:47 pm

    I posted an entry about the giveaway.

    http://lindaslunacy.blogspot.com/2010/02/raising-olives-giveaway.html

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Linda’s second entry for posting about the giveaway. (Thank you!)

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Linda’s third entry for posting about the giveaway. 🙂

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  45. Katie from NC
    February 13, 2010 | 4:50 pm

    I would love the Worship Guitar Class for Kids. I also would love the adult one for myself… I but don’t know when I would do it as I already have many things I want to do but can’t for lack of time. Oh to be a young teen again!

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  46. Katie from NC
    February 13, 2010 | 4:51 pm

    I also tweeted about it (And would like the Worship Guitar Class for Kids)

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  47. Becky
    February 13, 2010 | 6:46 pm

    either one will do. I have a seven year old and 11 year old and Santa bought us a guitar for xmas. Now all we need are lessons! Thanks for giveaway!

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  48. elizabethrose
    February 13, 2010 | 7:00 pm

    I would love the 1st DVD in the Worship Guitar series! I’m a beginner and really want to improve my skills so I can worship with my kids at home.

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  49. Sarah
    February 13, 2010 | 8:42 pm

    I would chose the first DVD in the Worship Series. Our oldest son (13 years old) really wants to learn how to plan the guitar and is teaching himself. We would love to have the DVD!

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  50. Lara
    February 14, 2010 | 1:56 pm

    My dd (11) has wanted to learn to play for quite some time. Volume 1 would be great for her!

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  51. Linda
    February 14, 2010 | 6:22 pm

    I tweeted this today!

    @LindasLunacy

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  52. Tracie
    February 14, 2010 | 8:54 pm

    Our daughter got a guitar for Christmas and is working hard to learn to play it. She would love this DVD set I’m sure. We would be interested in the beginning level as she is 10 years old.
    Thank you for this chance to win.

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  53. Kathy
    February 14, 2010 | 9:12 pm

    Andrew will be getting a guitar soon and he would love the DVD set.

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  54. Heather
    February 15, 2010 | 12:25 pm

    I would LOVE to win the Worship Guitar Class for Kids. My boys would love to play at church with their great-grandfather.

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  55. Wendy
    February 15, 2010 | 1:27 pm

    My son is three. He loves all stringed instruments. He has a guitar and a banjo that he plays at church. He is now old enough to start learning a little more than just strumming. This would be great.

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  56. Kathy Wilcke
    February 15, 2010 | 1:38 pm

    I have 5 children who have all expressed an interest in learning to play the guitar. 4 of them have had piano lessons and I would LOVE to start them on these guitar dvds. Thanks for doing this!

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  57. Young Wife
    February 15, 2010 | 2:55 pm

    Do you think this would be appropriate for adults as well? My husband would love to learn how to play the guitar, and worship music would be delightful.

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    I think it would be wonderful for adults. It is actually tempting me to pick up a guitar, but honestly I have enough other things on my list without starting something else. 😉

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  58. mary gilliland
    February 15, 2010 | 3:22 pm

    I have 2 boys and a girl all begging to “learn the guitar” This would be a great way to start!!!
    thanks,
    mg

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  59. Linda
    February 15, 2010 | 4:31 pm

    I Tweeted this again today!

    @LindasLunacy

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  60. Donna K
    February 15, 2010 | 9:03 pm

    I would pick the first DVD in the Worship Guitar series

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  61. Claudia
    February 16, 2010 | 2:42 am

    I would like the Worship Guitar Class for Kids.

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  62. Claudia
    February 16, 2010 | 3:34 am

    I also posted an entry on my blog.
    http://lifesblessings.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway.html

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Claudia’s second entry for posting on her blog. (Thank you.)

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Claudia’s third entry for posting on her blog. 🙂

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  63. Linda
    February 16, 2010 | 8:13 am

    I Tweeted this again this morning!

    @LindasLunacy

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  64. Katrina
    February 16, 2010 | 9:34 am

    I would love to get this for my son who wants to learn guitar!!

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  65. Katrina
    February 16, 2010 | 9:34 am

    I also tweeted this today @kjfloyd

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  66. Katrina
    February 16, 2010 | 9:42 am

    … and I blogged about it too! 🙂

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Katrina’s second entry for blogging about it. (Thanks)

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Katrina’s third entry for blogging about it.

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  67. Hope L
    February 16, 2010 | 2:54 pm

    I’d get the DVD for kids. My little brother would love to learn guitar!

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  68. Hope L
    February 16, 2010 | 3:10 pm
  69. Alisa
    February 16, 2010 | 3:12 pm

    We would love it if we won the Worship Guitar Class. My husband and daughter already have guitars and my 9 yr old son wants to learn too. It is just so hard to find Godly guitar instructors.

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  70. Angel
    February 16, 2010 | 4:01 pm

    Austin would LOVE this. He received his first guitar for Christmas this year. He has been tinkering with it, using you tube video lessons. This would be awesome! He has been trying very hard on his own, but I do not know how to play, and can not afford to take him to someone for lessons right now. This would be a HUGE blessing for him. 🙂 Thanks!

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  71. Angel
    February 16, 2010 | 4:02 pm

    I am going to share-post this on my facebook too. 🙂

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  72. sandyC
    February 16, 2010 | 10:36 pm

    My 6 year old really wants to learn guitar so i would love to get her the kid version for her birthday

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  73. Sha Wanamaker
    February 16, 2010 | 11:20 pm

    My son will be 10 and has 2 guitars but does not know how to play. I would love for him to win the beginners book to get him started.

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  74. Christina
    February 17, 2010 | 8:52 pm

    My daughter has been trying to play the guitar since she used her own money to buy a pink guitar. The begining DVD would be great to help her learn. She just turned 10. If she learned the basics I would be willing to get her a “real” guitar to practice with.

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  75. Heather
    February 18, 2010 | 9:37 am

    I am entering… we would like Level 2, since I can borrow level 1 from my friendly neighborhood reviewer:)

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  76. Stephanie
    February 7, 2011 | 10:37 am

    My two oldest daughters each have said they want to learn to play. This would be a wonderful start for them!

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  77. Deb Swain
    March 30, 2011 | 7:51 am

    Even thou the entry date has ended I would love her advance video series. I played on a worship team for many years. I never learned advance skills. Recently the team was suddenly disbanded and in an attempt to rise above it all I am seeking a higher level of praise and worship to my Father. God Bless, Debbie Swain

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